RA Pocket Shrine 273/? – Lavender

The “5 Item Challenge” has had *just* the effect I have needed. Thanks to the pressure of improvisation, I have felt inspired to get down to shrining. Kate’s challenge items were responsible for shrines 266 and 270. And in round 3 of the challenge, which was opened to new participants, I received an envelope with…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #14

Very fittingly for a long Easter weekend, I will have a bumper round-up for you today. At least I hope so. After all I missed last week’s round-up due to travelling. Let’s see what happened in the meantime… I hope you have had your first cup of coffee this morning, because starting off with this…

Happy Easter 🐇

Is it premature to wish a happy Easter on Good Friday? Well, in any case, it looks as if my fingers are itching and I can’t resist getting back into blogging mode. On Sunday, my Social Media break will be over. In all honesty (and with all due respect) I can’t say that I *overly*…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #11

It’s been a good long time, but yesterday I was back volunteering at MoLI for the first time. It was almost strange to be in there without a mask hiding half my face, and speaking to the visitors also felt way more personal. I got such a buzz out of chatting to a young American…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #8

The world as it is today cannot go unmentioned even here in this ‘happy place’. With Russia invading Ukraine, war has become tangible in Europe. I am old enough to feel catapulted back in the times of the Cold War. Even though I was a child back then, I was keenly aware of an ever-present…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #7

Good day to you. Hope you haven’t been blown away by Storms Dudley and Eunice. Northern and Central Europe got a bit of a battering these last couple of days. Ireland as usual gets the first hit of the storms, coming in from the Atlantic. We had the whole yellow-orange-red scale of storm warnings in…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #6

Good morning on a spring-y Saturday. Their is a tentative sun outside my window, the first daffodils are peeking out with their yellow heads from my window box, and the great tits are tweeting in our garden. That makes for a happy start into the weekend. How far has spring come where you are? But…

2022 Armitage Weekly Round-up #5

It’s February!!! *phew* We’ve left the darkest month behind and are heading towards the light. Or that’s how I see it. Have you noticed how it’s a little brighter every afternoon? I’ve even had a couple of days with “lie-ins” until 8am, and it is not dark at that time anymore ☀️. Next port of…